The Merlot got its name from the French, because in the French language the blackbird is called “merle” and the dark purple berries are likely to have been very much promised to them.

The melodious singing of the blackbird also allows a suitable comparison with the aroma of the Merlot: they are considered particularly gifted in the invention and variation of stanzas and motifs that seem catchy and pleasing to human ears or palates.

Paired with trills and other sounds, the result is a very varied chant (taste). The middle section often contains short imitations and variations of other bird species, respectively other types of wine. The Merlot in the middle part often reminds me of Zweigelt and also Blaufränkisch.